Noses are like annoying relatives — everyone’s got one. Unfortunately, many people don’t like the nose they see in the mirror every morning. It could be too large or too wide. Maybe it has a bulbous tip or flaring nostrils. Maybe the bridge looks like a speed bump or maybe it’s crooked from an injury when you were younger.
No matter. Dr. Turk can perform rhinoplasty, nose-reshaping surgery, to give you a nose you’re proud to breathe through every day. His board-certified surgical expertise is just what you need for these delicate procedures.
Different Reasons For Wanting Nose Surgery
There are lots of reasons our patients want to change their nose. Here are a few.
Surgery for the tip of the nose— If you believe the tip of your nose is too full and flat and lacks projection, Dr. Turk can remove cartilage from inside the nose. Projection can be extended by using cartilage from the ear or nasal septum, grafting it onto the tip.
Columellar reduction or augmentation— The columella is a fancy-sounding term for the little area of skin and cartilage under the nose between the nostrils. On some people, this sticks out from the underside of the nose and is visible. Fixing this is easy, as Dr. Turk makes a small incision inside the nose and lifts the columella, so it stops protruding. Dorsal reduction or augmentation— Humps are fine for whales and Quasimodo, but not your nose. No one wants a bump on the bridge. Dr. Turk gets rid of your hump with dorsal reduction. An incision is made inside the nose and the cartilage on the bridge and bone of the nose is reduced.
Minimizing nostril flair— Flaring nostrils are a fixture of many a cartoon bad guy, but most people don’t like nostrils that flair or are overly wide. Dr. Turk removes tissue at the corners of the nostrils (the Weir Excision) to decrease the flare and make the nose appear narrower.
Rhinoplasty for breathing— Nose surgery can also be for purely functional reasons. Your ability to breathe efficiently depends in part on the anatomical configuration inside your nose. This includes the condition of the nasal septum (the cartilage that divides your nose into two chambers), along with the nasal turbinate (tissue along the sides of the nasal wall). Usually, Dr. Turk can improve breathing by either straightening your septum or reducing the size of your turbinates. He can also repair previous injuries to improve breathing performance.
Would you like to like your nose? Call Dr. Turk at Naples Cosmetic Surgery and let’s do something about that with rhinoplasty. Call us at (239) 348-4357 to schedule a consultation.